Ambulance Crash Kills Passenger En Route to Nursing Home

February 15, 2017 Updated: February 15, 2017
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DUNKIRK, N.Y.—Authorities say a 77-year-old western New York man has died after the ambulance transporting him from a Pennsylvania hospital to a nursing home crashed into a ditch.

New York State Police say an EmergyCare ambulance left the road at about 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, entered a ditch and hit a culvert in the Chautauqua County town of Dunkirk, 35 miles southwest of Buffalo.

Troopers say the ambulance was taking Arthur McArthur, of Dunkirk, from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Erie to a nursing home in Chautauqua County. Police say McArthur suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The ambulance’s 49-year-old driver was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash is under investigation.